Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space (G. A. S.) Foundation (Nigeria), a non-profit founded by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA dedicated to facilitating international cultural exchange and the development of creative and research practices through residencies, education and collaboration.

The Foundation’s ambition is to encourage critical and engaging practices in the fields of contemporary art, design, architecture, agriculture and ecology with the space to research, experiment, share, educate and develop ideas.

2022 sees the exciting launch of Guest Artists Space; a pair of multi-use live/work residency spaces in the heart of the dynamic city of Lagos and on a rural working farm in Ijebu, Ogun State. Building on the success of Guest Projects, London, G.A.S. Foundation serves as an extension of the original residency programme with a focus on establishing a critical centre of research and experimentation in West Africa. G.A.S. Foundation will host cultural exchanges where international participants live and work, alongside their African peers for up to three months whilst engaging in public programmes.

Latest G.A.S. Foundation News

Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency Explores the Art of Architectural Storytelling

Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency...

Amanda Iheme, who emerged as one of the awardees of the G.A.S. Foundation's prestigious...

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Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in Lagos: Introducing Graeme Spencer Smith

Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in...

Graeme Smith, an artist and draftsman of Jamaican-British descent, joins the creative community...

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Event: Playful Preservation

Event: Playful Preservation

Remi Kuforiji, an architect, spatial practitioner, and researcher in residence at G.A.S. Lagos,...

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Event: Circular Heroes - A Circular Fashion Workshop with Rafael Kouto

Event: Circular Heroes - A Circular...

Rafael Kouto, a multidisciplinary designer and researcher in residence at G.A.S. invited members...

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Introducing Moni Aisida, Executive Director at G.A.S. Foundation

Introducing Moni Aisida, Executive...

We are thrilled to announce Moni Aisida as the incoming Executive Director of the G.A.S....

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Alumni Spotlight: Alberta Whittle's New Exhibition Relearns Hope in Times of Disaster

Alumni Spotlight: Alberta Whittle's...

Following an exciting announcement on her new gallery representation by Regen Projects,...

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Masquerades and Mediums: Remi Kuforiji's Lagos Residency

Masquerades and Mediums: Remi...

Welcoming Remi Kuforiji, an architect, spatial practitioner, and researcher, to our G.A.S. Lagos...

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RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare Foundation Partner to Support Artist Residencies

RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare...

RCA BLK and Yinka Shonibare Foundation (UK) today announce their partnership on a new artist...

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Event Recap: Lagos Biennial Trip 2024

Event Recap: Lagos Biennial Trip 2024

Yinka Shonibare Foundation, Guest Artists Space Foundation, and British Council collaborated to...

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Rafael Kouto: Exploring West African Upcycling and Decolonization in Fashion

Rafael Kouto: Exploring West African...

We are thrilled to announce that Rafael Kouto began an exciting new residency at G.A.S....

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Residency Redux: Raymond Pinto Returns to G.A.S. Foundation for the Lagos Biennial

Residency Redux: Raymond Pinto...

Sequel to their initial research residency to G.A.S. Lagos in the spring of 2023, we are...

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Event: Bridging Wildlife Conservation and Creative Expression

Event: Bridging Wildlife Conservation...

To mark their return to G.A.S. Lagos, Raymond Pinto hosted Bridging Wildlife Conservation...

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From Research Residency to Pavilion Design: Nolan Oswald Dennis Takes Lagos Biennial

From Research Residency to Pavilion...

Nolan Oswald Dennis, a versatile artist working across disciplines, is making a highly...

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Event Recap: Artistic Empowerment Through Blockchain Technology (NFTs)

Event Recap: Artistic Empowerment...

On Friday, January 26th, 2024, G.A.S. Lagos hosted an evening dedicated to the fusion of art and...

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G.A.S. Welcomes the Second Cohort of Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship Recipients

G.A.S. Welcomes the Second Cohort of...

  Stockholm School of Economics is kicking off our 2024 calendar year at G.A.S....

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Open House Lagos Hosts the '7 Speakers 7 Minutes' Design Talk at G.A.S. Lagos

Open House Lagos Hosts the '7...

In our final event for the year 2023, G.A.S. Lagos was pleased to host 7 Speakers 7 Minutes, a...

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Event: Reflections

Event: Reflections

On 8th December, G.AS. Lagos hosted Reflections, an evening screening and conversation...

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A Look Back at the Art Exchange: Moving Image London Residency Week

A Look Back at the Art Exchange:...

In early December, Yinka Shonibare Foundation had the pleasure of co-hosting the six participants...

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Event Recap: A Curator's Lunch with TK Smith

Event Recap: A Curator's Lunch with...

On the 6th of November, TK Smith, curator in residence at G.A.S. invited curators, exhibition...

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Recap: Lagos Art Tour 2023

Recap: Lagos Art Tour 2023

Between October 30th and November 5th, we had the pleasure of hosting the Lagos Art Tour 2023 -...

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